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Kevin Benedict's What's New in HTML5 - Week of October 21, 2012


I gave a presentation on SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) at a large high tech conference this week in Scottsdale, AZ.  During my presentation I surveyed the audience by a show of hands and asked how many were planning to pre-dominantly develop using HTML5 (or HTML5 hybrid apps), and how many were planning to use native.  About two thirds were planning to use HTML5 for their app development projects.

Also last week, I interviewed Tony Kueh, SAP's Head of Mobile Platform Solutions and Strategies about HTML5 vendors and SAP's open strategy for working with them in this video interview.  It is interesting who SAP picked to work with around HTML5 development.

Now for the news...

HTML5 is an option publishers should consider for delivering content to mobile devices.  Giles Phillips of Brightcove believes that HTML5 has “definitely created more flexibility for publishers and has helped make responsive web design a viable option for publishers with a blended content mix”.  Read Original Content

Microsoft and developers of the physics puzzle game Contre Jour have teamed up to utilize HTML5 to create the game for the Web in what Microsoft calls one of the most ambitious uses of HTML5 to date.  Read Original Content

Quark has launched an upgrade to its AppStudio program for creating and publishing mobile apps.  The new version is HTML5-based, providing features including searchable, selectable text, tagging, bookmarking, commenting, and multifaceted social media interaction.  Read Original Content

AOL’s new HTML5-based version of Games.com is cross-platform, available on PC’s, smartphones and tablets and provides access to more than 5000 titles.  Read OriginalContent

The selection of mobile development tools has never been richer and more affordable as it is today.  Mel Beckman provides information and advice for developers not sure whether to go with native apps, HTML5 web apps, or a hybrid approach in this article in PC Advisor.  Read Original Content

HTML5 has the potential for growth in areas such as graphics rendering and Web services protocol and it ultimately helps developers and content providers remove the "chains" from being tied to native platform owners.  Read Original Content

Dolphin has launched a new companion app for its Android browser and the company claims that “Dolphin Jetpack” brings 5-10 times faster HTML5 rendering performance than the stock Android browser.  Read Original Content

With the growing popularity of mobile websites, HTML5 rich media banners have become an excellent way for advertisers to communicate with their target audiences. “With the increased demand for rich media, HTML5 is transforming the landscape of mobile advertising and advertisers are starting to see the successes.”  Read OriginalContent

Sony’s newly redesigned PlayStation Store was built in HTML5 to provide flexibility for the company to seamlessly add new features and capabilities.  Read Original Content

Opera Software has launched Opera Mobile 12.1 for Android with additional HTML5 features including HTML5 Drag and Drop and the HTML5 Clipboard API.  Read Original Content

Software FX has announced the release and availability of jChartFX, a free collection of charts and graphs for business data visualization and analysis for HTML5, jQuery and JavaScript developers.  Read Original Content

SAP’s mobile HTML5 apps program for developers has produced a number of apps which are “clearly focused on what the biggest enterprises and businesses need to get work done on a mobile scale”.  Read Original Content

Phone Arena conducted an iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 comparison test to see which device performs better with HTML5.  Read Original Content

Lori MacVittie of F5 explores the question “Is HTML5 the Answer to Mobile's VDI Challenge?”  ReadOriginal Content

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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.